Ex-Everton boss Royle delighted joining Martinez staff

Former Everton boss Joe Royle is delighted with his return to Goodison Park. Royle has rejoined the staff at Everton as part of Roberto Martinez's backroom team.

Former Everton boss Joe Royle is delighted with his return to Goodison Park.

Royle has rejoined the staff at Everton as part of Roberto Martinez's backroom team.

Royle only took up a role as footballing consultant to Norwich manager Neil Adams in June, and he said: "I was happy with my role at Norwich City and wouldn't have considered an offer from any other club than Everton.

"It's like coming home for me.

"I made my debut for Everton as a 16-year-old so I understand what it means to be a young player coming through at this football club.

"I'm looking forward to using my experience to help the players we have here.

"I admire what Roberto achieved in his debut season and I am really looking forward to working alongside him."

Chairman Bill Kenwright added: "Joe is an Everton giant in every sense of the word and it's great that he has come back home.

"Developing more young players is really important to us and we know Joe will play an important role in helping us achieve these aims."

 
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